Latino Alliance

Noche alegre

Tuesday, June 11
5:30 Noche alegre
7:30 Ravel Boléro

In the final event of the 10th Latino Alliance season, explore how Latin American and Spanish cultures influenced French composers during the Impressionism movement. The evening includes performances by ballroom dancers, a fireside chat with music professor Gustavo Leone and a CSO concert featuring Maurice Ravel's Boléro and Claude Debussy's Ibéria.

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¡Nuestras noches! 2023/24 Season

The CSO Latino Alliance 10th anniversary season celebrates Latino composers and conductors and will include celebrations, networking receptions, and opportunities for the whole family.

Join us for the following performances and Latino Alliance receptions!

View the Nuestras noches Season 10 brochure »

Noche de una obra maestra mexicana 
Tuesday, October 24

Noche de jazz
Thursday, April 25

About the Latino Alliance

The CSO Latino Alliance is a liaison and partner that connects the CSO with Chicago’s diverse community by creating awareness, sharing insights and building relationships for generations to come. The group encourages individuals and their families to discover and experience timeless music with other enthusiasts in concerts, receptions and educational events.

Latino Alliance members enjoy access to exclusive special events and ticket offers. See below for details on how to become a member, concert ticket offers, Latino Alliance events and more.

Latino Alliance members receive specially priced tickets for $40 or less to many concerts throughout the season!
  • Step 1: Visit the calendar listing for performances that have the Latino Alliance ticket offer available. (Promo code “LA” will automatically be activated. Latino Alliance tickets usually become available 1-4 weeks ahead of the concert date with newly eligible concerts typically added on Thursday afternoons.)
  • Step 2: Choose your preferred concert. All seats available with this special offer will display on the seat map. Select your seats and add to your order.
  • Step 3: Proceed through the checkout process. Tickets will be delivered by email, unless you select another delivery method. Additional fees may apply for other delivery methods.
  • Step 4: Attend the concert!

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